Bodwid Literski

Bodwid J. "Buzz" Literski

Thursday, October 15th, 1953 - Monday, January 6th, 2020
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WATERFORD Bodwid “Buzz” Literski, 66, of Broad St. passed away suddenly Monday January 6, 2019 at Samaritan Hospital. Born in Milwaukee, WI he was the son of the late Bodwid and Bernice Kowalewski Literski. He was a graduate of Dominican High School in White Fish Bay, WI and attended Lakeland University in Plymouth, WI.

Buzz has been employed for the past 35 years by Met Life Insurance Co. He and his wife Laurie operated the Monument Square Café in Troy from 2000 – 2006. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was a “Movie Buff”, an animal lover, and enjoyed cooking for and entertaining his family and friends, picnicking at Lock 2, going to the Saratoga Race Track and especially enjoyed the trips he took to Ireland.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Laurie Watzka Literski, his siblings Brian Literski (Gerry) of West Bend, WI and Mary Literski (Mark Modrinski) of Portland, OR. Also surviving is his nephew Nicholas Literski of Boise, Idaho as well as several other nieces and nephews and his canine companion, Bailey.

Funeral services will be Friday at 9 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 9:30am
    Saint Mary of the Assumption Church
    119 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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James W. Bell

Posted at 11:44pm
Laurie and family of Buzz
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Buzz. I too worked with Buzz at MetLife and remember him from the time that I worked there.
James W. Bell

John Cardazzi

Posted at 08:14am
To Laurie and the family of Buzz,
My deepest sympathy to you, on the sudden death of Buzz.

I worked with Buzz at MetLife and remember him as competent, personable and friendly to everyone.
Very Sincerely

Alma Murphy

Posted at 10:08am
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Michelle Beal

Posted at 09:27am
Buzz was well loved and will be truly missed. He won't be forgotten. Sending thoughts of peace, courage and comfort to your family.
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Erin Grider and Family

Posted at 07:21am
Laurie- I am so glad that I got to know Buzz. He was always a joy to be around and to work with. My prayers are with you.
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